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  • As Winter Warms, Bears Can’t Sleep. And They’re Getting Into Trouble.

    05/12/2018 6:38:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 5/4/2018 | Kendra Pierre-Louis
    GENOA, Nev. — There are certain axioms about the natural world we learn as children. The sea is salty. Plants grow toward light. Bears hibernate in winter. But as climate change leads to warmer winters, later falls and earlier springs — which can disrupt both food supplies and biological rhythms — American black bears are changing their hibernation routines, scientists say. In some cases, bears are not hibernating at all, staying awake all winter. In others, bears are waking from their slumber too early. For every one degree Celsius that minimum temperatures increase in winter, bears hibernate for six fewer...
  • California, land of the mandatory solar panels(moron the panel issue)

    05/07/2018 10:55:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/7/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Thinking of building or purchasing a newly constructed home in California? Even assuming you can somehow afford to own one in one of the most brutal real estate markets in the country, get ready for the cost to go up further. The state government is preparing to pass a new law which will mandate that every new house, condo or other building up to three stories high must have solar panels installed and comply with a “net-zero energy” profile. (This means that they have to produce enough of their own solar power to offset all electricity off the grid and...
  • Global tourism's carbon footprint is four times bigger than thought, study says

    05/07/2018 9:22:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 5/7/2018 | Susan Scutti
    Global tourism accounts for 8% of total worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, four times more than previously believed, new research says. Some gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, trap heat in the atmosphere, producing a "greenhouse effect," and so make the planet warmer. The amount of greenhouse gases released by a particular activity is referred to as its "carbon footprint." The increasing carbon footprint of global tourism between 2009 and 2013 represents a 3% annual growth in emissions, according to University of Sydney researchers. Their paper was published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
  • What weather should we really worry about?

    03/29/2018 9:22:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/29/2018 | Viv Forbes
    Earth is a dangerous place. Of all the species that have ever lived, over 95% have already been extinguished by natural disasters. Ice, not global warming, is the big killer, and this recurring calamity often strikes quickly. Thousands of mammoths and other animals were killed by ice storms, and their snap-frozen bodies are still entombed in ice around the Arctic. Just 15,000 years ago, great ice sheets smothered the northern hemisphere as far south as Chicago, Moscow, and London, and all life had migrated toward the equator. This deadly ice had gripped Earth for about 50,000 years. Ice ages are...
  • New York Times Takes 50 on $135K Trip on Private Jet to Sound Alarm on Climate Change

    03/21/2018 9:30:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 3/20/2018 | Tom Knighton
    New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wants people to know how scary climate change is, so he and about 50 bazillionaires are traveling the world in a private jet to warn people. Rather than writing about climate change from the offices of the New York Times, this week Kristof filed his story from Easter Island. Kristof discussed how the island's natives deforested the place, making it unlivable. He then used that as a parable for climate change. Prove that climate scientists know what they're talking about first. Then prove that changes in behavior could have a measurable effect on the...
  • Trump Pledges to 'Cancel Billions in Global Warming Payments to the United Nations'(video)

    11/05/2016 8:35:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/3/2016 | unknown
    Donald Trump told a campaign rally in Florida on Wednesday that if he becomes president he will “cancel billions in global warming payments to the United Nations.”
  • Some Thoughts on the Politics, Profits, and Prophecies of Climate Change

    05/08/2016 5:34:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/8/2016 | Anthony J. Sadar
    From ample references to peer-reviewed works and based on NIPCC reports “drawn from its extensive review of the scientific evidence,” Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming argues that “any human global climate impact is within the background variability of the natural climate system and is not dangerous.” Scientists have a long way to go to sufficiently understand the workings of the atmospheric environment. So, a terrific disservice is done to the discipline of science, when power-seeking politicians and narrow-minded individuals of all stripes seek to foreclose reasonable investigation with their claims of settled science and demands for immediate action that...
  • Kimmel hypes global warming with F-bomb-filled video

    05/04/2016 6:37:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Bub Unruh
    Jimmy Kimmel, the popular late-night TV host on ABC, has hyped his belief in global warming with an F-bomb-filled video that also makes fun of the new “Climate Hustle” documentary that reveals the fallacies on which the beliefs are based. WND had reported in the runup to the movie’s release on Monday that the public nowadays is hearing fewer and fewer facts about global warming, but more and more about what people “believe.” As in religion. In a one-night nationwide theatrical engagement on Monday, “Climate Hustle,” aimed to pull back the veil on a movement that even some of its...
  • Bill Nye, UN Climate Scientist Warn Moviegoers to Shun Film’s 1-Day Theater Release:

    04/29/2016 8:13:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | 4/29/2016 | Craig Bannister
    Leading climate activists are warning moviegoers to shun the May 2nd nationwide one-day theater screening of “Climate Hustle,” a new film debunking climate alarmism and its big government solutions. Bill Nye (not a real “science guy,” FYI), who entertains the idea of throwing climate skeptics in the slammer, warned the film’s producer, Climate Depot publisher Marc Morano, that “Climate Hustle’s” content endangers not just the nation, but also the world: “I think it will expose your point of view as very much in the minority and very much not in our national interest and the world’s interest." U.N. Climate Scientist...
  • Senate Democrats push climate change bond bill

    04/29/2016 7:13:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/27/2016 | Devin Henry
    The bill is unlikely to find much support in the GOP-controlled Senate. But Boxer, who is retiring from Congress, said she wants to put this in motion now, and Durbin volunteered to take up the mantel when Boxer is gone. “I hope, if we can’t pass this this year, I can take up the flag and carry it in her name in years to come so when we talk about finally passing this, it will be known as Barbara Boxer’s legacy,” he said.
  • 'Climate Hustle' will rock alarmists to their core(NOT!)

    04/28/2016 8:01:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | George Escobar
    Have you ever been deceived by a “confidence” artist, plying their trade? No? Think again. We’ve all been victimized, whether we know it or not. It’s called the “Climate Hustle” and scientists, politicians, educators, entertainers, business people, and even the president are willing perpetrators in the greatest con job in our lifetime. On Monday, May 2, 2016, during a one-night nationwide theatrical engagement, see for yourself the unmasking of this fraud in a powerful documentary, “Climate Hustle” that demolishes the climate change agenda. This could be the most important movie of the year. Here’s why: President Obama claimed at the...
  • The new climate spin: trying to reach conservatives by making fighting climate change ‘patriotic’

    04/26/2016 12:41:20 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Anthony Watts
    Conservatives’ attitudes toward climate change and other environmental concerns shift when the issues are reframed in terms more closely aligned with their values, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. Researchers found that people who identified as conservative were more likely to support “pro-environmental” ideals when the issues were framed as matters of obeying authority, defending the purity of nature and demonstrating patriotism. The study underscores the ways in which discussions of important topics are informed by a person’s moral and ideological perspective, said the study’s lead author, Christopher Wolsko, an assistant professor of psychology at OSU-Cascades. “We think...
  • Bill Nye: The Tyrant Guy

    04/25/2016 7:44:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 4/20/2016 | Dr Michael Hurd
    Bill Nye, former host of the PBS children’s series “The Science Guy,” in a recent interview and YouTube video. Global warming skeptics should be jailed by the federal government because “this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen,” science activist Bill Nye said in a video published Wednesday on YouTube. “Was it appropriate to jail the guys from Enron?” Nye, former host of the PBS children’s series “The Science Guy,” asked an interviewer from the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, The Daily Caller reports. Nye’s comments will be featured in an upcoming...
  • Keep In Mind This Earth Day That Trees Are NOT Going Extinct(think spotted owls)

    04/22/2016 7:02:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/22/2016 | Chris White
    And in 2013, Randall Donohue, a research scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia, published research showing very similar findings to those found by Idso and others. Donohue used satellite images and found the Earth is greening, which seemingly runs counter to arguments made by environmentalist activist that global warming is causing mass droughts and tree and plant death. “Lots of papers have shown an average increase in vegetation across the globe, and there is a lot of speculation about what’s causing that,” Donohue noted a press release.
  • 7 Enviro Predictions From Earth Day 1970 That Were Just Dead Wrong (DOH!)

    04/22/2016 6:57:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/22/2016 | Andrew Follett
    Environmentalists truly believed and predicted during the first Earth Day in 1970 that the planet was doomed unless drastic actions were taken. Humanity never quite got around to that drastic action, but environmentalists still recall the first Earth Day fondly and hold many of the predictions in high regard. So this Earth Day, The Daily Caller News Foundation takes a look at predictions made by environmentalists around the original Earth Day in 1970 to see how they’ve held up. Have any of these dire predictions come true? No, but that hasn’t stopped environmentalists from worrying. From predicting the end of...
  • Earth Day’s Anti-Fossil Fuel Focus Could Plunge Millions Into Green Energy Poverty(erf day!)

    04/22/2016 6:19:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/22/2016 | Marita Noon
    Today marks the 47th Earth Day. At this year’s high-level celebration at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the Paris Climate Agreement will officially be signed. Thirty days after its signing by at least 55 countries that represent 55 percent of global gas emissions, the agreement will take effect—committing countries to establishing individual targets for emission reductions with the expectation that they will be reviewed and updated every five years. While news reports of Earth Day 2016 will likely depict dancing in the streets, those who can look past the headlines will see a dire picture—one in which more...
  • Welcome to Green Energy Poverty Week(DENIER!!!)

    04/21/2016 9:40:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Friday is Earth Day for the left and you’ll hear no end of crowing about it. Not by accident, it also coincides with the day that the Paris Climate Agreement supposedly goes into effect. This plan, which President Obama signed onto in a non-binding fashion without any sort of blessing from Congress, signals the start of something very different: the prospect of rapidly rising energy costs in America for no discernible payoff. For that reason, those in the energy community have chosen to counter Earth Day by naming April 17-23 “Green Energy Poverty Week.”
  • Climate Alarmism and the Muzzling of Independent Science(erf day alert)

    04/21/2016 7:10:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Ari Halperin
    This Friday (Earth Day and Lenin’s Birthday) President Obama will sign the Paris Agreement, supposedly to control global climate. Last week, the attorney general of a tax shelter – the US Virgin Islands -- subpoenaed the Competitive Enterprise Institute. This was part of a campaign to intimidate climate realists and to shake down, and possibly shut down, the energy industry. The campaign was launched by a number of Democrat Attorneys General and Al Gore, colluding with trial lawyers and other special interests, under the guise of investigating ExxonMobil. As bizarre as these moves are, they are just an escalation of...
  • Hottest March Ever, or at Least as Far Back as Any Records Go(Of course)

    04/20/2016 10:11:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 4/20/2016 | unknown
    Last month was the hottest March in modern history and the 11th consecutive month to break a global temperature record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported on Tuesday. The report said the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for March 2016 "was the highest for the month of March in the NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880," noted wire service AFP.
  • 'Earth Now' (moronialls unite to fight)

    04/20/2016 10:01:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    coachellafm.com ^ | 4/20/2016 | unknown
    'Earth NOW' is a four part series about the Energy Revolution, climate change, ecosystems, species, water and sustainability that prompts the public, cities, states and countries to act faster on protecting the planet. KCOD CoachellaFM worked in collaboration with The Desert Sun and One Nation (organized by The USA Today Network & The Desert Sun) to develop the podcast leading up to the One Nation climate change event being held at Sunnylands in The Coachella Valley on April 20th, 2016. One Nation is hosting 10 events across the country that each focus on an important issue in the 2016 election.